G2000 Group, a company owned by Michael Tien Puk-sun, former chairman of the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation, has been ordered by a Hangzhou court to stop manufacturing and selling fashion accessories such as stockings, ties and belts under the G2000 brand on the mainland. The court also ordered the company to pay 20 million yuan to Hangzhou businessman Zhou Hua for infringing the latter's registered trade mark, 2000. Chen Qun, spokeswoman of the Hangzhou Intermediate People's Court, said yesterday that G2000 had filed an appeal so the court had yet to execute the ruling. Describing the case as a battle between an ant and an elephant, she said the compensation G2000 had to pay was the largest the court had ever ordered. 'It is why we decided to publicise the case now. We want the public to know the court is determined to safeguard copyright,' Ms Chen said. She said the Hangzhou businessman selling fashion accessories registered the 2000 trademark in 1997 for 25 types of merchandise. So when G2000 registered its trademark on the mainland, the Hong Kong company was only allowed to use the G2000 brand for its clothes and bags. For accessories, G2000 was ordered to use the G2 brand. G2000 declined to comment on the case yesterday.